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Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée.

  1. Sidney Lanfield


  2. Allan House


  3. George Seaton


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  1. Jack Benny

    Jack Benny

    Richard Clarke

  2. Priscilla Lane

    Priscilla Lane

    Janie Brown

  3. Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

    Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson


  4. Edmund Gwenn

    Edmund Gwenn

    Frederick P. Leggitt

  5. Matt Briggs

    Matt Briggs

    Arthur Brown

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The Meanest Man in the World
The Meanest Man in the World


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Status Released

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  • February 12, 1943


Original Language English

Runtime 0h 57m

Budget -

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